Porphyria Drug Safety

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Drug safety search for people diagnosed with porphyria.

For the mobile web app, tap HERE in your mobile web browser.

Drug Safety

S
Very likely to be safe for prolonged use by individuals with an acute porphyria, based on consistent evidence.
PS
Probably safe for prolonged use by individuals with an acute porphyria, based on evidence that is either inconsistent or insufficient to be conclusive.
PU
Probably unsafe for prolonged use by individuals with an acute porphyria, based on evidence that is either inconsistent or insufficient to be conclusive.
U
Very likely to be unsafe for prolonged use by individuals with an acute porphyria, based on consistent evidence.

Search Tips

The same drug may appear in more than one database, so you may see repeated results and, in some cases, the drug's safety may be different. Please be careful in these cases, the decision to use such a drug or not depends on your level of confidence in the database. If a drug is not listed in any of the databases consider it unsafe.

  • Type any part of the generic drug name, the brand name, the drug classification or the source database.
  • Use double quotes (") for exact matches, e.g. "safe".
  • Use at least 3 letters and no spaces (unless using double quotes). Use no more than 5 for a better chance of finding it.
  • Search is case insensitive (using all lower case is fine).

About

My name is Nicolas Frias and I have Acute Intermittent Porphyria, two of my three children have AIP and my sister died years ago of complications of an attack because she was given the wrong medication. Since then, I have carried a list of safe and unsafe drugs with me at all times, but now in the era of ubiquitous internet and smartphones, I decided to create this site and the mobile web app that goes with it.

This site is dedicated to people with porphyria. The drug safety information provided here comes from three well-known databases. I am not directly affiliated with any of them, I merely aggregate their information. As such, I am not responsible for the accuracy of the information provided.

By using this web site you agree that I accept no responsibility for any error, difference of opinion, or any adverse consequences arising from or occasioned by the use of information published on this website.

Online resources

Drug Databases:

The drugs in this database were compiled from the following porphyria-related drug databases:
American Porphyria Foundation (apf)
NAPOS - Nordic Drug Database (napos)
University of Cape Town (uct)

Web Sites

American Porphyria Foundation
Emergency Room Guidelines

Compatibility and Offline use:

This site is best viewed with the latest version of Chrome, Safari or Internet Explorer; Firefox works fairly well.

The mobile web application has been tested in iOS 6 and on Android 4.2.2; it also works offline. To load it in your mobile device, open this web site in your mobile device's web browser and tap the MOBILE WEB APP link; then scroll to the bottom and follow the instructions.

Please leave a message only if you find problems with the workings of this web site or the mobile web application.

I do not mantain the drug databases so if you want to report a new drug or an issue with a particular entry, please contact the corresponding web site.

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